As a full-time, on-site employee, reporting to, and working closely with, the Executive Director of Advancement, the Director of Advancement Staff and Programs is responsible for the oversight and management of all daily operations of the Advancement Office, and for the continued growth of Advancement programs, including but not limited to, direct mail (acquisition and renewal), foundation grants, Combined Federal Campaign, special events (i.e. Army Ten-Miler or Marine Corps Marathon, etc.). She/he supervises the Associate Director of Annual Giving, Donor Data Administrator, Donor Stewardship Coordinator, Advancement Coordinator, and student intern (if applicable). She/he is responsible for maintaining a positive and productive office environment, and for facilitating effective communication within Advancement, and across all AMS departments, in an effort to maximize philanthropic opportunities and increase support for all AMS programs and services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Leads, manages and supervises the daily operations of the Advancement Office; supervises the Associate Director of Annual Giving, Donor Data Administrator, Donor Stewardship Coordinator, and Advancement Coordinator.
2. Responsible for the foundation grants program; researches, identifies and submits grant proposals for general operating, support for the Vocations and Co-Sponsored Seminarian Programs, and/or special projects. Responsible for submitting required annual reports; establishing a point of contact for each foundation; and coordinating annual outreach and communication.
3. Overall responsibility for the continued growth of the acquisition and renewal programs; working closely with the Associate Director of Annual Giving, leads the effort to develop and implement a thoughtful, strategic plan for direct mail, renewal and acquisition, online and recurring gift programs, and related program budgets and yearly revenue/expenditure projections.
4. Leads and manages the annual Appeal to Priests and Combined Federal Campaign. Sets fundraising goals, creates appeal schedule, and implements processes to meet those goals. Responsible for drafting, review, and timely production and distribution of all campaign materials.
5. Assists in the planning and implementation of the Annual Benefit, and AMS regional events as needed. Serves as the Advancement representative in the planning and implementation of the Annual Memorial Mass and reception, and Mass for Father Capodanno.
6. Represents the Advancement Office on the AMS Data Governance Committee; responsible for providing a donor centric fundraising/advancement perspective related to the capture and use of all AMS benefactor information captured, or actively solicited, with the goal of enhanced donor engagement.
7. Serves as primary point of contact for Advancement vendors, including but not limited to, list brokers, printers, and gift processing caging company. Responsible for managing these relationships for the purpose of accountability for contracted serves, and the termination or identification of alternative providers as needed.
8. Is responsible for coordinating technical training for Advancement staff members with vendors, provides training on all Advancement processes, including, acknowledgment letters, check batching, credit card transactions, letter merging, applying pledges, soft credits, and other technical processes, and maintains updated documentation of all Advancement training guides.
9. Develops and maintains a positive and collaborative working relationship with the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Office staff, and productive and respectful relationships with clergy, staff, chaplains, donors, volunteers, and friends of the military and the Church.
10. Other duties as assigned.
Education and experience: • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred. • Minimum Five years progressive experience in non-profit advancement; prior grant writing experience preferred. • Proven effective leader, skilled manager, and supervisor. • Prior experience with Salesforce, or the ability to learn a new system quickly, is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Commitment to the values and mission of the Archdiocese with a comprehensive understanding of the Catholic Church and military life and structure. • A self-starter, with a high standard of excellence, with initiative and willingness to seek opportunities for collaboration and cooperation across AMS offices. • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communications skills, both written and verbal. • Detail-oriented with excellent organization skills, including the ability to manage multiple demands and/or projects simultaneously. • Able to apply sound judgment, maintain the confidentiality of proprietary data, and conduct oneself with integrity and focus. • Flexibility to attend and staff evening and weekend events as required. • Sense of humor and comfort level in working in a fast-paced environment. Desire to work collaboratively and with spirit of teamwork and collaboration.
The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), was created by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1985 as the only Catholic diocese responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics in the Military, their dependents, patients in Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, students at the service academies, and federal employees working outside of the U.S. The Archdiocese is the only Catholic endors...ing agency that endorses and grants faculties for priests to serve as chaplains in the U.S. Military and Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.
AMS-endorsed priests serve at more than 220 U.S. Military installations in 29 countries, making the AMS the nation's only global archdiocese. AMS-endorsed priests also serve at 153 Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers throughout the U.S., and in Puerto Rico and Guam.
Worldwide, an estimated 1.8 million Catholics depend on the AMS to meet their spiritual and sacramental needs.